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INDIANA SLAMMERS-WOMEN'S FASTPITCH
Bob Zivic
219-688-2223
Hobart, Indiana
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Indiana's Premier Women's Fastpitch Team


USSSA Hall of Honor

Slammers Honored as First Women's Fastpitch

Team Inducted into IL USSSA Hall of Honor

Banquet and Induction Ceremonies

Radisson Hotel - Rockford, IL

November 7, 2015

 

Overall Record 2008 thru 2016

W-215   L-43

USSSA Tournament Record

W-133  L-23

20 Women's Major Championships

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Slammer 2017 Schedule

Sat May 27 @ 3:00 - NPF Champion Chicago Bandits - Rosemont Illinois

 

LiveStream 2016 Bandit Game Video

June 3-4 - Lady Hearts Invitational - Normal Illinois

June 24-25 - 19th Annual Independence Classic - Toledo, OH

July 1-2 - John Radtke Memorial - Elgin IL

July 22-23 - NSA World Series - Munster, IN

July 28-30 - USSSA World Series - Canton, MI

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In the News

1/25/17 - Strandgard, de losReyes Named to MVC Preseason Team 

2/10/17 - Gophers Start 2017With Walk-Off Win  

2/11/17 - Illinois State softball earned its first win of theseason by defeating Delaware in slugfest 19-13 

2/11/17 - Wisconsin starts season 3-0 for second time in program history

2/11/17Kiley Jones Slams Door As Loyola Hangs On For 2-1 Win Over Detroit 

2/12/17 - Illinois State Defeats St. John’s in Walk-Off Fashion

Kendyl Lindaman - Univ of Minnesota '20 

2/20/17Lindaman Honored by BIG TEN as Red Hot Gophers are off to a 9-0 Start

2/21/17 Pitt PA - Alexis Solak leading hitter as Pitt Panthers Climb in National Rankings after 9-0 start. 

2/26/17 - Gophers 14-0 After Sweeping Bulldog Classic

2/26/17 Madiera Beach, FL -Kiley Jones and Loyola Stay Hot, Blanking Albany, 4-0, For 10th Straight Win

2/28/17 Pitt PA - Solak one of 5 Athletes Chosen For First National Bank Weekly Honors  

3/3/17 Houston, TXLombardo Hits 2 HRs  as 15-2 Badgers Take Down ULM and SHSU 

3/8/17 - Gophers #7 ranking in both major polls is the highest ranking in program history for Minnesota. 18-0 start best in school history.  Freshman catcher Kendyl Lindaman has four go-ahead hits this season and leads the team in home runs with five. She is hitting .370 and has a .722 slugging percentage.

Kirsten Verdun 

3/8/17 Madison, WI Badgers crash ESPN Top 25 rankings. In her second year, Depaul Alum Kirsten Verdun has been guiding a young Badger pitching staff to five shutouts so far this season. That mark ties last season's total and represents a 1.72 ERA that ranks second in the Big Ten. While starring in college at DePaul Kirsten anchored the Slammer pitching staff for 3 seasons and spent 1 year on the NPF Champion Chicago Bandits before being hired as the Badgers pitching coach.

3/10/16 Boca Raton, FLWilmes’ Career-High 8 Ks Leads Ball State Cardinals to Friday Split 

3/11/17 Boca Roton, FL -  Illinois State Routs Rutgers. HRs by de los Reyes and Strandgard drive in 6 runs in 13-2 victory.

3/17/17 - After DH sweep the Gophers head into Spring Break 25-2 

3/18/17 Terre Haute - IL State sweeps DH with IN State. Jordan de los Reyes led the Redbirds, going 6-for-8 with seven RBIs, two walks, and a home run. Shannon Felde also homerted and drove in multiple RBI in the first game of the day.

3/19/17 ValparaisoCarly Trepanier's 15 game hitting streak halted, but 12-6 Valpo Crusaders Cap Hawkeye Invitational With Sunday Win 

 

2016 Roster

 
Parker Bandy - Illinois State University '19 - Springfield, IL
 
Kaitlyn Bath - Ball State University  
 
Jenny Behan - James Madison University '19 - Mundelein, IL
 
Sydney Benz - Univ of Louisville '18 -  Carol Stream, IL 

Kassie Brown - Indiana State University ’17 - Mt. Zion, IL

Jordan De Los Reyes - Illinois State University ’17 - Moline, IL

* MVC Defensive Player of the Year

Caitlyn Daly - Ill State University ’18 - Downers Grove, IL

Nicole Evans - '18 Univ of IL -  Glen Ellyn, Ill.

 

Marissa Gagliano - Radford University ’18 - Elgin IL

* All Big South Second Team  

Shannon Felde - IL State University '19 - Schaumberg, IL

Kasey Gibson - Lipscomb University ’17 - Churubusco, IN 

Rachel Houck - Ball State University ’17 - Greenfield, IN

Kiley Jones - Loyola University '19 - Valparaiso, IN

Jackie Kisman - Oakland University ’15 - Lakewood, IL

Jenna Marsalli - UIC ’14 - Chicago, IL

Lari Mitchell - UIC '16 - Aurora, IL

*All Horizon League First Team

Angela Morrow - University of Wisconsin ’19 - Elburn, IL

Nicole Pihl - DePaul University ’17 - Marseilles, IL

* First Team All-BIG EAST

Kaitlyn Ranieri - Valparaiso University ’16 - Schereville, IN 

* Valpo Female Athlete of The Year

Brooke Riemenschneider - Indiana State University ’17 - Chatam, IL

Michaela Schlattman - University of Miami Ohio ’19 - Plainfield, IL

* All MAC First Team

Alexis Solak - University of Pittsburgh '19 - Woodridge, IL

Nicole Steinbach - Ball State '16 - Merrilville, IN

*4 Times MAC Pitcher of the Week in 2016

Riley Strandgard - Illinois State University ’18 - Sherrard, IL

* 2nd Team All-MVC

Carly Trepanier - Valparaiso Univ '18 - Manteno, IL 

Kelly Welsh - University of Wisconsin ’19 - Mishawaka. IN

Carolyn Wilmes - Ball State University ’18 - Evansville, IN

 

Coaching Staff

Head Coach and Team Founder - Bob Zivic - Phone 219-688-2223

Asst Coaches - Dave Wilson - Kirk Piehl - Jenna Marsalli  UIC Flames '14

Website Editor - Dave Wilson  

 

Slammer Great Casey Clutch Honored by USSSA  

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Casey Clutch Creakbaum - Univ of Evansville '05

"First Woman Fastpitch Athlete Inducted into Illinois USSSA Hall of Fame"


USSSA Individual Fastpitch Awards History

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Flashback Photo 

Slammers vs  Team Netherlands 

Bandit Stadium in Rosemont, IL July 17, 2014  

Defensive Gem In the first inning Slammer SS Whitney Arion picked up a grounder near 2nd base and immediately fired a strike to catcher Jordan de los Reyes to nail a speedy Netherlands runner trying to score from 3rd. After jumping off to 5-0 lead Slammers eventually fell to European Champions 6-5.

   

 

 

Jamie Davison Honored by Univ of Evansville 

1/28/17 - Congratulations to former Slammer Jamie Davison who was inducted to the University of Evansville Athletics Hall of Fame. Attending the ceremonies were Kelsey Dotson now on the EU coaching staff and Casey Clutch Creakbaum (EU '05), former Slammer player/coach, former Butler pitching coach and recent USSSA HOF inductee.

* Davison (2000-04) was a first-team All-MVC selection in softball. She finished second in program history with 245 hits and 124 runs scored. Davison also ranks in the top five in several other offensive categories 

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Chicago Bandits Under New Ownership

*Slammers take on the Bandits in Rosemont on May 29th

 

Slammers Welcome New Players For 2017 Season

Kendyl Lindaman - Univ of Minnesota '20

" The Slammers are excited to announce the addition of Minnesota Gopher, Kendyl Lindaman to our team. Kendyl had a stellar high school career. She is a three-time Iowa 5A player of the year and she holds the Iowa all-time career home run record hitting 71 in her illustrious career. In addition Kendyl is the 4th all-time career high school HR leader in the nation. "  

Kayla Konwent - Univ of Wisconsin '20 

Wisconsin Journal Sentinal Lauds Konwent

Considered one of the Top Ten Hitters in America by FloSoftball

2015 and 2016 Wisconsin Gatorade "Player of the Year."

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Stephanie Lombardo - Univ of Wisconsin '20 

New Berlin Eisenhower's Stephanie Lombardo selected as the top senior Infielder/Catcher 

"The Slammers are elated to announce the addition of left handed power hitter Stephanie Lombardo to our 2017 roster."

     

 

Slammers Individual Batting and Pitching Stats 2010 thru 2016

Batting

2010 - 2011 - 2012 -2013 - 2014 - 2015 -2016 

Pitching

2010 - 2011 - 2012 -2013 - 2014 - 2015 -* 2016

* NSA WS Tny pitching stats were unavailable 




USSSA World Series Championship Team Photos
2008 - 2009 - 2011
Runner -up: 2012 - 2014 - 2015 

 

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2008 USSSA World Series Champions
7 Game Sweep at USSSA East World Series Caps Incredible 'O8 Season
Rockford, IL July 25-27, 2008
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Top: Chrissy Burton - Sadie Conner - Sarah Oppelt - Liz Smith - Jenny Jacobs - Bridget Paine - Kristie Lutz
Bottom: Abby Gross - Sarah Needy - Ashley Hobbs - Brittney Fisher - Casey Clutch - Mallory Paine - Jamie Mueller - Michaele Vock  
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2008 USSSA World Series Champions
Families and Coaches
Rockford, IL
July 25-27, 2008
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27 Teams Competing. 19 Game Winning Streak Captures 3rd Consecutive 2008 Tournament Title. Tenacious Hooter Squad Falls 9-7 to Slammers in Title Game
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2009 USSSA World Series Champions
July 24-25 2009, Rockford, IL
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.Top Row: Brittney Fisher - Ashley Clement - Lindsay Fromi - Jenny Jacobs - Mallory Paine - Whitney Davis, -Sadie Conner - Liz Smith
  
Bottom Row: Dani Miller - Torie Bunzell - Casey Clutch/Creakbaum - Jill Jacobson - Sydney Lisy (not shown Bridget Paine)





    
2011 USSSA Womens Fastpitch World Series Champions
Rockford, IL
July 22-24, 2011

Slammers sweep prestigious USSSA Fastpitch World Series for the third time in four years.

Back: Bridget Paine - Coryn Schmit - Sadie Conner - Liz Watkins - Torie Bunzell - Kirsten Verdun - Mallory Paine
Front:Jhavon Hamilton - Dani Miller - Casey Clutch Creakbaum and son Eli - Mellisa Preish - Jenna Marsalli.
  USSSA WS Tournament Awards

Tournament MVP: Kirsten Verdun Offensive Tournament MVP: Dani Miller Outstanding Pitcher: Torie Bunzell   All Tournament Team: Bridget Paine, Casey Creakbaum, Sadie Conner

  USSSA IL State Championships Team Photos
2008 - 2009 - 2010 - 2011 - 2012 - 2014
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2014 USSSA IL State Champions
June 28-29, 2014
 Inwood Sports Complex_ Joliet, IL
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Top: Nicole Pihl - Mallory Goulding - Mary Connolly - Jenna Marsalli - Jhavon Hamilton - Katie McKay - Alex Wyss  Bottom: Melissa Priesh - Whitney Arion - Rachel Houck - Kelsi Jones - Jackie Kisman - Jordan de los Reyes
 


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2012 USSSA Il State Champions 
Rockford, IL June 23-24, 2012
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Back: Jhavon Hamilton - Sadie Conner - Torie Bunzell - Brittany Gardner - Shawna Sadler - Ashley Sullivan - Coryn Schmit - Melissa Preish Front: Liz Watkins - Casey Clutch/Creakbaum - Jenna Marsalli - Kelsi Jones  
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2011 USSSA Illinois State Champions
Joliet Heritage Classic
June 25-26, 2011  
W-7 L-0

  Top: Jamie Davison Revelle -Torie Bunzell - Jill Jacobson - Liz Watkins - Shanna Diller - Mellisa Preish - Kirsten Verdun - Brittany Gardner Bottom: Jenny Jacobs - Mallory Paine - Jhavon Hamilton - Abby Gross
Tournament Team Batting Avg .432    Pitching Staff ERA: 0.24 
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2010 USSSA IL State Champions
Joliet, IL June 26-27, 2010
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Back Row: Bridget Paine - Abby Gross - Torie Bunzell - Liz Smith - Casey Clutch/Creakbaum - Jenny Esparza - Meaghan Sullivan Front: Sydney Lisy - Kathleen Maloof - Erika Petruzzi - Mallory Paine - Jayme Hefler - Jenny Jacobs    


That's The way the World Goes Round by John Prine


INDIANA SLAMMERS - Indiana's Premier Women's Fastpitch Team
INDIANA SLAMMERS - Indiana's Premier Women's Fastpitch Team


 
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